Meat Loaf Dies: ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ Singer & ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Actor Was 74
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Meat Loaf, the singer whose 1977 record Bat Out Of Hell is one of the best-selling albums of all time, has died at the age of 74.

A statement released by his family overnight said, “From his heart to your souls…don’t ever stop rocking!”

“Always full of madness, with the innocent sense of naughtiness of a 5-year old, Meat was forever young.”

     – Brian May, Queen

No cause of death was shared. Some of Meat Loaf’s biggest hits included, “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” and “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) — which he won a Grammy for in 1993. Meat Loaf also appeared in the cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Fight Club” and “Wayne’s World.”

While touring back in 2012, Meatloaf revealed what he said to doctors when they asked him to “take it easy” during the Australian leg of his tour after suffering from a swollen vocal cord and protruding blood vessels.  “No Way! The show must go on,” Meatloaf insisted.

Adele was at the time suffering from a hemorrhage to her vocal cords after singing live on a French radio program. “I was determined to continue even though I had to visit a doctor every night,” said Meatloaf. “My problems were similar to Adele’s.”

Queen’s Brian May wrote: “Always full of madness, with the innocent sense of naughtiness of a 5-year old, Meat was forever young.”

Scorpions: “a hard rocking Icon with a wonderful Voice who will be missed greatly”.

Living Colour’s Vernon Reid: “A complete original. Meatloaf was the exact opposite of what “success” in Rock & Roll was SUPPOSED to look like.”

Disturbed’s David Draiman: “Damn it. That’s quite enough 2022.”

Can you recite the baseball play-by-play that’s in “Paradise by the Dashboard Light”? How many times do you think that song has been played at weddings?